A college of innovation
Canterbury College is an independent, co-educational Kindergarten to Year 12 College in Waterford, with 1,450 students and 200 staff across its 30 hectares of natural bushland, grassed ovals and landscaped grounds.
The college has gone from strength to strength in recent years, investing significantly in refurbishing existing facilities and building new ones.
Classrooms across the campus have been revitalised, along with both libraries, into dynamic, bright and connected learning spaces.
In a great win for the college and the wider Logan community, they successfully tendered for the GC 2018 Commonwealth Games 400-metre athletics track and three squash courts. An opening ceremony for these facilities, featuring many special guests, was held in 2019.
Under construction currently is a most anticipated aquatic and tennis courts complex, featuring two pools and eight tennis courts, to be ready later in the 2020 college year.
Teaching and learning strengths
Canterbury offers students a very broad curriculum, with a range of vocational, academic and extracurricular opportunities, leading to diverse career pathways. From unique curriculum programs in the Junior School to exciting new subject offerings in the Secondary School, Canterbury is committed to its goal of creating world-ready students.
Canterbury prides itself on being a holistic, inclusive school community. The pastoral programs and strong sense of community support encourage and inspire students on their individual academic, social, physical and cultural journeys.
The college operates regular mindfulness sessions using Smiling Minds, including meditation classes. Canterbury is a partner school for Stymie, a reporting system for students to advise of any concerns they have about safety and wellbeing of themselves and other students. The college also actively participates in National Days of Action and offers regular workshops with guest speakers for parents and students on topics such as anti-bullying and cyber safety.
Canterbury’s world-class Arts Academy provides music, dance, drama and visual art students with masterclasses, significant performance opportunities and the chance to work with leaders in the field. This year, the college has seen a record number of students undertake Studio Tuition lessons and join the various Arts ensembles.
The sporting program guides students to success in TAS Sport, as well as supporting many students to excel in regional, state, national and international competitions. The college was also named 2018–2019 Netball Queensland’s School of the Year.
We invite you to take a look at our college at an upcoming principal’s tour or Tours Morning and/or book a personal tour to consider making our place, your place.